Fly tying is tricky, but with some simple and clear instruction, you can tie flies.
Flies that catch fish.
All it takes is an understanding of the basic techniques, and you're off and running. And, if you're already tying flies, but you need some help with more advanced techniques, we're here to help you with that too.
As an instructor, Skip will help you understand the subtleties, strategies, and
mechanics of tying so you can confidently tie better flies, and as a result, catch more fish.
Eleven fly tying books, and over two hundred and fifty fly tying and fishing articles—Skip Morris has spent over forty years researching and refining the art of tying flies.
The early books on tying had grainy black and white pictures, and vague descriptions—from these thin resources he developed a knack for explaining this craft in clear and simple detail.
The links at the bottom of this page will take you to all sorts of articles Skip has published in the major fly fishing magazines over the years.
These articles cover a wide range of topics, from simple techniques to specific fly patterns. There is information on how to make cleaner thread heads and a neat Matuka wing, or how to tie hot flies like the Turck Tarantula and the Gabriel's Trumpet.
Borden Special, Part 1, A Great Fly for Sea-Run Cutthroats
Borden Special, Part 2, Tying Steps
Gabriel's Trumpet, Part 1
Gabriel's Trumpet, Part 2, Tying Steps
Hackled Skip Nymph
Miracle Midge and More, Part 1
Miracle Midge and More, Part 2, Tying Steps
Skip's Furry Dragon, Part 1
Skip's Furry Dragon, Part 2, Tying Steps
Skip's Furry Dragon, Part 3, Tying Steps Simplified
Soft Hackle Fly vs Wet Fly
The Only Fly In the World, Part 1
The Only Fly in the World, Part 2
The Only Fly in the World, Part 3
Turck Tarantula, Part 1
Truck Tarantula, Part 2, Tying Steps
Back to Skip Morris Home Page from Fly Tying Articles
Check out Carol's Etsy store, CarolAMorrisFlyFish for original gifts for the fly fisher:
Skip's ultra-popular Predator—a hit fly for bluegills and other panfishes and largemouth bass (also catches smallmouth bass and trout)—is being tied commercially by the Solitude Fly Company.